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of the house in a high stakes showdown on how to deal with the crushing debt facing all of us. is it friday? martha: the president is set to speak this afternoon a little bit after 1:00 eastern time about the so-called fiscal cliff. what he wants is higher taxes for the top earners. and speaker boehner is already saying on that part of this deal, no-dice. >> racing tax rates is unacceptable. and it couldn't even pass the house. putting increased revenues through reforming the tax code, i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement programs. i'm confident he and i can find the common ground necessary. bill: that's the same potion had the weekend before the election. meanwhile there are strong warning the fiscal cliff could have dire consequences. lay out the stakes here. what are they? >> according to the congressional budget office, the bean counters in congress, they say recession. if you cut spending and raise taxes as is planned january 1 you get a recession and a 1.9% -- you get a 9.1% unemployment rate next year. t
>> steve: reportedly no drugs at home. that's why he was able to send us an e-mail picture for us. congratulations. >> brian: and make sure you watch the show tomorrow. among our great guests, curt bush. that's susan boyle. bill: here we go. a fox news exclusive. former cia director david petraeus who resigned friday after acknowledging the extramarital affair with his biographer has agreed to testify voluntarily before the house and senate intelligence committee. prior to his resignation he had been scheduled to testify about the scandal in benghazi, libya where the ambassador and three other americans were killed. that was initially blamed on a spontaneous demonstration over a film, a mob. he has contacted the cia as well as committees in the house and senate to offer his testimony meanwhile, new questions on whether or not general petraeus told everything that he knew on benghazi the first time he sat down for testimony. that would have been three days after the attack on the 14th of september. so good morning. a lot to chew on. we'll connect all the dots. i'm bill hemmer. good
vehicle used to misinform the american people during this crisis. bill: now we move to today. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live on the hill. good morning there. what do we expect to get from general petraeus today behind closed doors now, catherine. >> reporter: thank you, bill. the former cia director arrived here on capitol hill an hour and 20 minutes ago and a source close to the general told fox news the expectation he will tell the house intelligence and senate intelligence committees he too believed it was terrorism within 20 four hours of the attack. active link to al qaeda and ansar al-sharia to wanted to establish a islamic state in eastern libya. the source told fox news they expect the general to bring with him the original talking points put together by the cia. those talking points had input from other intelligence agencies as well as the office of the director of national intelligence and that petraeus apparently did not know they would be provided to u.n. ambassador susan rice. he does not know who the author of the final version was and these t
on the u.s. consulate itself. this caused major damage, but there was no significant security response and this is seen by the u.s. intelligence community as a testing or probing incident before the 9/11 at act itself. secondly how quickly did the u.s. intelligence community conclude what happened in benghazi was in an act of terrorism linked to al qaeda and a second group ansar al-sharia? how does that time frame match up with the administration's statements that it was in fact a demonstration that was spontaneous in response to the anti-islam video? and third, why was it that the state department denied repeated requests from ambassador stevens in benghazi along with his staff for additional security specifically, a classified briefing in august that determined the consulate could not withstand a coordinated attack from groups like al qaeda and as well as ansar al-sharia? for some context the people who are testifying today this is the top of the u.s. intelligence community as well as the law enforcement community. we have the director of national intelligence, the acting cia directo
that general petraeus gave to congress just days later. martha: doug luzader joins us live with this report from washington. good morning, doug. >> reporter: good morning, guys. at a very basic level this is the store of an affair between general david petraeus and his biographer paula broad well. it gets complicated. there may be national security implication including into the broad investigation into the consulate in benghazi on september 11th. there is no question she would have had prime access to one. key players. she made a couple of public appearances to talk about that. that was at the university of denver, her alma mater last month where she spoke about the benghazi attack. this was came as ci a-team were asking for help but were denied. here is what she said. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this but the cia annex had taken a couple of libyan militia members prisoner and they think the attack on the consulate was an effort to get the prisoners back. that is still being vetted. >> reporter: that would seemingly contradict what we heard over and over again initially midaway, t
to know level, higher than that and then the fire alarms went off. fire department came by. told us, that we should probably evacuate, to walk through the waist deepwater. we came back the next morning. >> reporter: you saw the national guard with boats and everything? >> yesterday. national guard was going up and down the block with boats and the trucks. we saw cars getting stalled in the lake that was my street. so. >> reporter: then you came back and waded back through the water to get back to your apartment? >> yes. we did that on tuesday. it was probably worse than it was monday night. >> reporter: thanks very much. we are wishing you well. alex was able to finally walk out the front door without the water on his street. still a lot much problems. he expect to be without power a long time. back to you. bill: molly, we'll check back in with you live from hoboken. martha: the mayor of hoboken dawn zimmer is asking for patients as they're still working to rescue stranded in their homes, thousands of them. here are some of the pictures. we saw some of that. >> we are still very muc
. catherine herridge is live in d.c.. tell us where we are today on the investigation. where is it. >> reporter: thank you, bill and good morning. so far virtually every publicly threat in the case leads back to jill kelly, a woman described as this unpaid social liaison for the military in tampa, florida. this morning it is alleged the commander of international forces in afghanistan, or isaf, general john allen, sent between 20 and 30,000 pages to kelly. e-mail traffic described as potentially inappropriate nature. it was jill kelly who alert ad fbi agent what she believed were harassing e-mails from the paula broadwell, the biographer and mistress of general david petraeus. it was investigation of kelly's complaints that ultimately forced resignation of general petraeus last week. spokesman george little gave a brief statement on general allen's status. >> while this matter is under investigation and before the facts are determined, general allen will remain commander of isaf. general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: as this story literally metastasi
speaker boehner. harry reid said, you can't push us around, we'll tax the rich. richard thumb came in we want to preserve medicare, medicaid, social security and we don't care about the deficit. you add that up, tax now, promise to cut later, ignore the deficit. that could be the outlines of a fiscal cliff deal. bill: be clear on that now. speaker boehner before the election last week. what he is saying, there is big distinction here now, you can raise revenue but don't touch the tax rates. >> yeah. bill: how would you do that? >> okay, you could do that by cutting some loopholes. obviously, with this new administration, you're not going to get tax rates cut. that was the romney plan, to raise revenues. so you could eliminate some loopholes, deductions, for example, as a way of bringing in more tax revenue. but you're right, bill, there is a key distinction between tax rates and raising revenues by cutting loopholes. bill: give me an example. what would that deduction be? >> suppose you narrow the mortgage interest deduction, just suppose, that is not necessarily on the table, just suppo
of us right now because he has been there talking to the people about all this. he is in hard-hit, asbury park, new jersey, what is the seen there. you're in wall township not too far away. >> reporter: we're at a service plaza off the garden state parkway. he talked to a driver waiting here for 90 minutes. he is waiting full hour and a half. he was running on fumes. some people have a 80 mile commute. they want to fill up when they can. there is state trooper. i counted more than 100 vehicles in this line. this is better than it was last night when they told us the line stretched for to four miles and had to call in state troopers because there were fistfights and serious arguments breaking out because people were trying to cut in those lines. so the cops had to be called. this is being repeated this scene at many gas stations across new jersey. because as you mentioned, martha, many stations have limit the supply and most of the stations don't have power. they might have thousands of gallons in storage tanks below the ground but they can't pump the gas because they don't hav
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